Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.
— Genesis 37:5
One of my favorite Bible characters is Joseph. He was a dreamer, and so am I. Every time he had a dream, he would tell his brothers, and they hated him for it. Israel, their father, loved Joseph more than any of his other sons and even made him a special colorful robe.
One of the questions I wrote in the survey I conducted for this book was “If you could do anything without failing, what would you do?” Half of the people said they’d love to be able to support a family, and the other half said they’d be a rock star! Jesus knows some of us can dream big dreams—that’s why they’re called dreams.
The next time Joseph went to visit his brothers, they said, “Here comes that dreamer! . . . Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams” (Genesis 37:19-20).
Joseph was not killed, but instead his b ...
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